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Today's Features

  • A Lancaster man is in a Charlotte hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle accident early Saturday morning.

    Gonza Mackey, 24, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet sedan about 3 a.m. along U.S. 521 when he collided with a 1984 Chevrolet driven by Kendrick Cook, 27, of Lancaster, said Sgt. Mike Burgess of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Mackey was traveling north when Cook, who was on the southbound shoulder, made a U-turn into Mackey's path, a report said.

    Mackey was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was listed in serious condition Tuesday.

  • The two month wait is over. A shipment of more than 35,000 boxes of Caramel deLites, Cinna-Spins, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot and Thin Mints arrived here late Saturday.

    Eager local Girl Scouts from 25 troops and their leaders met a tractor trailer stacked high with some of America's favorite cookies at St. Luke United Methodist Church to unload them.

    Nobody around town is happier about that than J.R. Snipes. For Snipes, it's cookie time.

  • It's less than 24 hours to V-Day and the pressure is on.

    If you're tired of standing in a last-minute line to fight for picked-over flower bouquets, cards, syrupy stuffed animals and boxes of candy, take heart.

    Nothing goes further than a homecooked meal for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

    Men, the findings of a recent Cosmopolitan magazine survey should pique your curiosity.

    That survey showed that 70 percent of women prefer a dinner cooked by a man than one from a five-star restaurant.

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  • Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will have football fans from Taxahaw to Bell Town and Coats Crossroads to Pleasant Valley glued to their television set for hours.

    When you count all of the "must-see" commercials and a halftime show that pulls out all of the stops, it's more than a football game.

    It's an event.

  • The Buford Yellow Jackets had an easy win, taking a 72-4 wrestling victory over Class A foe North Central.

    BHS had 9 forfeit wins in the short match.

    The Jackets also had pins from Lain Adams, Rashad Cunningham and Johntrell Caudle in the 68-point win.

    Buford is slated to visit Central High of Pageland on Monday in a 7 p.m. match.

    BHS 72 NCHS 4

    103 Double forfeit

    112 Lain Adams (B) pinned Josh Stroud (NC)

    119 Rashad Cunningham (B) pinned Troy Teal (NC)

    125 Trevor Banks (B) won by forfeit

    130 Taylor Banks (B) won by forfeit

  • The Buford High School boys basketball team was looking for a complete effort and the Jackets delivered Tuesday night.

    BHS knocked off two-time defending Class AA boys state champion Lee Central 51-47 on the Stallions' home floor.

    "We just played together the whole game," BHS assistant coach Neil Couch said. "We had a steady effort. Lee Central made some runs, but we didn't get rattled."

    Couch wasn't surprised.

  • CLEMSON – Millions of young people in the Palmetto State have been involved in 4-H since the first corn club was founded in 1908.

    Its alumni can spend hours talking about the history of 4-H clubs and their memories.

    Since 4-H is celebrating 100 years in 2008, the South Carolina 4-H Teen Council is issuing a challenge to all Clemson Extension offices in the state to collect as many alumni names as possible.

    Anyone who has ever been a member of 4-H is asked to contact their local Clemson Extension office to get their names on record.

  • While oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfast foods around, it's looked on with disdain by many.

    A co-worker recently told me "the best thing you can do with oatmeal is to give it to someone else," commenting on her dislike of it.

    "I can't stand the texture of it," she said. "It's just yucky."

    Her hatred of oatmeal doesn't diminish its body-boosting properties. A half-cup of rolled oats has more than a high fiber content, says weight loss expert Elaine Magee.

  • Consumers often furniture shop without any sense of what they like, their long-term goals or even something as basic as the dimensions of the room you are buying furniture for.

    You should do the same amount of preparation when buying furniture that you do when buying a dishwasher, cell phone or computer. After all, a quality dining room table will cost more than those items and lasts longer.

    Before visiting a furniture store, do your homework so that you don't become a victim of a sofa that you don't want.